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 JCCS Student Art on Display at SDCOE

Students from Bayside Blended Community School will get a chance over the summer to have their artwork displayed at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) main campus.

Angela Gigliotti, who teaches art at the Juvenile Court and Community Schools campus in Barrio Logan, picked 23 pieces that represent a variety of media and projects the students have done recently.

The art is on display in Building 3 on the SDCOE campus at 6401 Linda Vista Road in San Diego. The students are proud to know visitors to the campus will be able to see their work, Gigliotti said.

“It helps build their confidence as artists,” she said.

Having the work on display also benefits employees and visitors, by reminding them that everyone who works for an educational organization is ultimately there to support the students, said Russ Sperling, visual and performing arts coordinator with the SDCOE.

“I’ve talked to so many people who really appreciate having the student artwork on the walls to remind us of why we’re here,” he said. Over the years, SDCOE has displayed art from other students from throughout the county.

Bayside Blended Community School serves students who have been referred from probation, social services or one of the county's 42 school districts.

Some of the work was done through a partnership with Qualcomm and the San Diego Museum of Art. For nearly 10 years, the technology company has paid for the program, which brings an artist from the museum to the school once a week for 10 weeks during the school year. Students also get regular art classes throughout the year.